Deputy AG Won’t Say Whether the FBI Paid for Dossier

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein refused to say on Wednesday whether the FBI paid for the infamous Trump dossier.

Rosenstein, who was grilled by the House Judiciary Committee, suggested that he knew the answer to the question, which was posed by Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis.

“Did the FBI pay for the dossier?” DeSantis asked.

“I’m not in a position to answer that question,” Rosenstein responded . . .

“I believe I know the answer, but the Intelligence Committee is the appropriate committee…” Rosenstein began. (Read more from “Deputy AG Won’t Say Whether the FBI Paid for Dossier” HERE)

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McCain Hospitalized for Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

U.S. Sen. John McCain has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center where he’s being treated for “normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy,” according to a statement Wednesday from his office.

McCain, who missed votes on Monday and Tuesday, will return to work in the U.S. Senate “as soon as possible,” the statement said.

His hospitalization comes amid speculation about his future, and as the House of Representatives and Senate attempt to hold final votes next week on a $1.5 trillion tax-cut bill. The GOP is trying to maintain a fragile coalition, especially in the Senate, that could give President Donald Trump his first significant legislative achievement.

It was not immediately clear how long McCain would be hospitalized.

Since his cancer diagnosis, McCain has been healthy enough to attend the wedding of his daughter, Meghan, in Cornville last month and to receive the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia in October. (Read more from “McCain Hospitalized for Side Effects of Cancer Treatment” HERE)

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Church Holds ‘Inclusive’ Birthday Party for Muhammad, Jesus

The theological fur is flying after a Church of England congregation hosted a joint birthday celebration for Muhammad and Jesus, with the church being accused of rejecting the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

The “Milad, Advent and Christmas Celebration” took place Sunday, Dec. 3, at All Saints Church in Kingston upon Thames and was organized with the Kingston Inter-Faith Forum and the South London Inter-Faith Group.

Milad, or Milwad, is the celebration of Muhammad’s birth.

“Marking the birthday of Prophet Muhammad and looking forward to the birthday of Jesus,” the flyer for the event read. “With provision for prayer at Asr and Maghrib and followed by the cutting of the birthday cake and Rizwan’s ‘High Tea.’”

That drew the attention and ire of Adrian Hilton, publisher of Archbishop Cranmer, one of the U.K.’s most popular political and highest-ranking religion blogs. Thomas Cranmer, an early Protestant reformer burned at the stake in 1556, was responsible for the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. (Read more from “Church Holds ‘Inclusive’ Birthday Party for Muhammad, Jesus” HERE)

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GOP Lawmaker Commits Suicide After Sex Abuse Claims

Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, died of a “probable suicide,” the Bullitt County coroner said.

Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson drove onto the bridge over the Salt River on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, parked on the north side of it and shot himself in front of his car. His body was found on the bank of the river, just past the bridge.

Just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Johnson posted the following message on his Facebook page:

The accusations from NPR are false GOD and only GOD knows the truth, nothing is the way they make it out to be. AMERICA will not survive this type of judge and jury fake news . Conservatives take a stand. I LOVE GOD and I LOVE MY WIFE, who is the best WIFE in the world,My Love Forever ! My Mom and Dad my FAMILY and all five of my kids and Nine grandchildren two in tummies and many more to come each of you or a total gift from GOD stay strong, REBECCA needs YOU . 9-11-2001 NYC/WTC, PTSD 24/7 16 years is a sickness that will take my life, I cannot handle it any longer. IT Has Won This Life . BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME. “PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY, Only Three things I ask of you to do,if you love me is (1)blame no person,Satan is the accuser, so blame the Devil himself. (2) Forgive and Love everyone especially yourself .(3)most importantly LOVE GOD. P.S. I LOVE MY FRIENDS YOU ARE FAMILY ! GOD LOVES ALL PEOPLE NO MATTER WHAT !

The coroner said police were alerted after someone saw that Facebook post by Johnson. Officers then pinged Johnson’s phone and found his body. (Read more from “GOP Lawmaker Commits Suicide After Sex Abuse Claims” HERE)

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Mueller Team Just Sent up a Major Red Flag

A top lawyer in Texas says the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be nothing more than effort to charge people with crimes unrelated to Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. He also said recent revelations of rampant partisanship on the part of prosecutors on Mueller’s team ought to be the death blow to the probe.

Robert Henneke served an assistant attorney general and a top litigator for former Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. He is now general counsel and president of the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Within recent weeks, Mueller fired Peter Strzok for highly partisan texts to his mistress. However, three other figures are also under scrutiny.

Top Mueller deputy Andrew Weissman attended Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election night party and later lavished praise on Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to enforce President Trump’s first travel ban.

Justice Department official Bruce Ohr was severely demoted for improper contact with officials at Fusion GPS, the firm paid by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to dig up opposition research on Donald Trump. This week, Fox News confirmed Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS during the campaign. (Read more from “Mueller Team Just Sent up a Major Red Flag” HERE)

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Corrupt Establishment Orchestrates Yet Another Successful Attack on the People: Roy Moore Loses Senate Race, AL Supreme Court Allows Destruction of Voting Records

Editor’s Note: What the Establishment has done to Roy Moore, Joe Miller, Chris McDaniel, Sharron Angle and a few other “uncontrolled” candidates reflects that the Oligarchy is firmly in control of the American political system. We are convinced an uncompromised candidate who truly advocates for “We the People” and the Constitution cannot win a U.S. Senate seat in the face of this corrupt opposition. Regrettably, this is our future, as the enemies of the People own virtually every major media outlet and every U.S. politician of note. Vote integrity no longer exists. And our once-great nation continues to self-destruct. May God help us.

Last Minute Alabama Supreme Court Order Allows Destruction of Digital Voting Records in Moore-Jones Race

By Taylor Hatmaker. Following an eleventh-hour order instructing voting officials in Alabama to keep the digital ballots generated in Tuesday’s controversial Senate election, the state’s Supreme Court has issued a stay to block that decision.

The order to preserve the records was issued by the Montgomery County Circuit Court on Monday afternoon — less than 24 hours before voting was set to begin — and the stay that will effectively nullify that order was issued late Monday night.

“All counties employing digital ballot scanners in the Dec. 12, 2017 election are hereby ordered to set their voting machines to save all processed images in order to preserve all digital ballot images,” the Montgomery County order stated. . .

A full hearing for the case is set for December 21, but the state has a green light to continue destroying its digital voting records until that time.

Roy Moore Loses by Barely One Percent

By Chelsea Schilling. The Republican Party lost a critical seat in the U.S. Senate Tuesday as voters in the deeply conservative state of Alabama elected Democrat Doug Jones in an upset race that could jeopardize President Trump’s legislative agenda.

With 99 percent reporting, Jones had received 49.7 percent of the vote to Roy Moore’s 48.6 percent . . .

After Jones’ victory, President Trump tweeted: “Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!”

Moore, 70, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, had been in a tight and contentious race for a normally safe Republican seat with Democratic opponent Jones. That’s because several women accused him of pursuing sexual relationships with them more than 40 years ago when they were teens. Two woman accused Moore of sexual assault, and one claimed he groped her 26 years ago.

As WND reported, one of the women, Beverly Young Nelson, admitted to annotating a yearbook inscription she had offered as the best evidence of her claim, and the Moore campaign said the admission undermined her credibility. Another woman, Leigh Corfman, alleged that when she was 14, Moore took her to his home where he removed her clothes and touched her inappropriately while he wore only underwear. And Tina Johnson claimed he groped her in his law office in 1991, when she was 29 and Moore was married. Moore has denied any misconduct. In recent campaign speeches, Moore has claimed he didn’t even know any of his accusers. (Read more from “Roy Moore Loses Senate Race” HERE)

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NYC Bombing Suspect’s Brooklyn Mosque Has Many Extremist Links

On Tuesday, police say Akayed Ullah attempted to commit a suicide attack (reportedly on behalf of ISIS) near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. Luckily, he had very little success, and nobody was killed. Several people were injured.

Questions continue about how Ullah was radicalized into strapping a homemade pipe bomb device to his midsection and attempting to kill as many innocents as possible. According to the criminal complaint against him, Ullah’s radicalization process began in at least 2014, when he viewed pro-ISIS materials online. In what was likely meant to be a post-successful suicide attack note, Ullah declared a victory of sorts against the United States, writing a message to President Trump on Facebook declaring that the commander-in-chief had failed to protect his nation.

But not much has surfaced about Ullah’s activities since his arrival in the United States. We do know that he worshipped at a radical mosque.

Ullah attended the Masjid Nur Al-Islam in Kensington, Brooklyn, according to the New York Times. A regular attendee, he “was close to the mosque’s Imam and was often seen with him at afternoon prayers,” the report adds.

Once funded by the government of Saudi Arabia, Masjid Nur Al-Islam appears to be a hotbed of terrorist recruitment.

A former imam at the mosque was under FBI surveillance for some time. He once testified as a character witness for Clement Rodney Hampton-El, or “Dr. Rashid,” who was later convicted in a plot to bomb landmarks throughout New York City.

Adnan Gulshair el-Shukrijumah, the imam’s son, grew up in the U.S. and went on to become a senior member of al Qaeda. After he fled the country, the Department of State put up a $5 million bounty for information about his location. El-Shukrijumah was later killed in a raid on his location near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Another former attendee of the mosque, Abdul Rasheed, was convicted of plotting to blow up the Holland Tunnel and the United Nations building.

In addition to that, a New York City Policy Department counter-terrorism intelligence document lists five associates of the mosque under a “most dangerous” category, according to the book Enemies Within, which was written by two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists.

Lately, mosque leaders have been engaging in sketchy activities, which the NYPD is surely now scrutinizing in the wake of yesterday’s attempted bombing. Just last week, the imam at the mosque shut down the facility and banned anyone from entering the building.

Worshipping at radical mosques appears to run in the family. Ullah’s brother attends the same mosque where the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing once preached, according to the New York Post. (For more from the author of “NYC Bombing Suspect’s Brooklyn Mosque Has Many Extremist Links” please click HERE)

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Even as Media Whine About Trump, Their Hostile Coverage Shows No Let Up

As Monday’s throwdown in the White House press room made clear, relations between the President and the press corps are as bad as they have ever been during the Trump administration.

Most journalists seem to put the blame on the administration’s criticisms of the press, with CNN’s Chris Cilizza saying Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ condemnations were “disheartening” and made him “angry.” A couple of weeks ago, disgraced ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather called the President’s attacks on the news media “disappointing.”

“If you look over the arc of history,” Rather lectured MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle in late November, “presidents who have been very hostile to the press have not wound up very good in terms of having their likeness carved into Mt. Rushmore or anything approaching that….You know that old cliche, if you’re in a hole, stop digging. In terms of his press relations, he just keeps digging.” . . .

But as the Media Research Center has been documenting all year, the media have approached the Trump presidency with unrelenting hostility. Our latest numbers show that coverage of Trump on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts in September, October and November was more than 90 percent negative (our methodology counts only explicitly evaluative statements from reporters or non-partisan sources).

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178,000 Bangladeshi Immigrants and the Threats of Non-Assimilation

It’s a mercy that nobody was killed in yesterday’s terror attack in New York. How many more attacks will it take before Americans demand serious, sovereign immigration policies?

Given that Americans have no input into who comes here and joins our society, most would be surprised to learn we’ve handed out over 178,000 green cards to Bangladeshi nationals since 9/11 — from 2001 to 2015. While some of them assimilate properly into our culture like any other groups of immigrants, there is a growing problem of Sharia supremacism from this almost exclusively Muslim country. Rather than being more judicious about immigration from the Middle East in this era of fervent Islamic jihad, we have made Bangladesh one of the fastest-growing source countries of immigrants. One can only hope that today’s botched suicide bombing in New York, allegedly perpetrated by a Bangladeshi immigrant, sheds light on this growing problem.

Rather than placing the brakes on immigration after 9/11, we stepped on the gas pedal. From 2001 to 2015, roughly 1.8 million individuals from 47 majority-Muslim countries, mainly in the Middle East and North Africa, have been granted green cards, according to the DHS Yearbook on immigration statistics. The rate has even grown in recent years. The sending countries with the largest percentage increase in the number of immigrants living in the United States since 2010 are predominantly Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia (up 122 percent), Afghanistan (up 74 percent), Syria (up 62 percent), Bangladesh (up 53 percent), Nigeria (up 40 percent), Iraq (up 39 percent), Egypt (up 32 percent), and Pakistan (up 28 percent).

Notice Bangladesh is on that list. We gave out 178,466 green cards to Bangladeshi nationals from 2001 to 2015, topped only by Iran and Pakistan among predominantly Muslim countries. In addition, we admit a growing number of foreign students on non-immigrant visas, topping 7,100 this year. When did the American people ever vote for this?

With so many wonderful people among planet Earth’s 7.6 billion inhabitants, why should we bring in even one person who doesn’t love America and cherish our values? Instead, what percentage of people we bring in from the Middle East do you think hate America? It’s hard to tell, but the polling data revealing the values from these countries is not very reassuring. In Bangladesh, 82 percent of Muslims favor making Sharia the law of the land, according to Pew Research. While one would expect that number is less among those who come to America, it is quite evident the number living here in favor of Sharia is a lot higher than 0 percent — the number it should be under an effective system of immigration and assimilation.

Before yesterday’s bombing, it had been six weeks since the last terror attack, perpetrated by a Muslim immigrant from Uzbekistan who came here through the diversity visa lottery. Yet Congress has no intention of abolishing this odious policy and is instead, of course, clamoring for more amnesty.

Bangladesh is the perfect example of what is wrong with the infuriating combination of the diversity lottery and chain migration. The diversity lottery began as a program for countries that had low rates of immigration. In the ’90s and early 2000s, Bangladesh was one of those countries. But once the first wave gained a foothold in this country, chain migration policies allowed those numbers to multiply simply due to relationships to the initial immigrants, not because of particular skills or attachment to America, much less assessment of security concerns. This is the very definition of stolen sovereignty.

Bangladesh is now off the diversity lottery as of 2012, because we have so much immigration from that country.

Bangladeshis in Brooklyn

In a prescient article from 2014 titled, “Beheadings, Bombings, and New York’s Little Bangladesh,” Daniel Greenfield warned of a long-term problem in Brooklyn, NY:

For now the Bangladeshi settlements in Brooklyn are quiet places where the tenements and shops close off the streets into small private worlds with their own justice systems, feuds and secrets.

“I feel like I’m living in my own country,” the editor of one of the Bangladeshi newspapers in New York, said. “You don’t have to learn English to live here. That’s a great thing!”

Overhead may be the same sky, but Little Bangladesh has been cut off from Brooklyn and attached to a country thousands of miles away. Immigrants step off a plane from Bangladesh at JFK airport, get into a taxi driven by a Bangladeshi playing Bengali pop tapes and step out into a small slice of Bangladesh on McDonald Avenue.

And when the infidels of Brooklyn wander into their territory, they are glared at as the foreign intruders that they are.

I have heard similar complaints from a relative of mine who lives near that neighborhood.

The suspect in today’s bombing, Akayed Ullah, appears to have lived in “little Bangladesh” on Ocean Parkway in Kensington, Brooklyn. How many more Akayed Ullahs are there in that neighborhood? And when will Congress finally wake up? The “clustering” problem that has plagued Europe is creeping in to America. Is it too much to ask that we slow down the unchecked flow of immigration while we deal with the existing assimilation problems? According to the International Organization for Migration, Bangladesh is now the single biggest sending country of refugees to Europe, even more than Syria and Afghanistan.

Non-assimilation leads to “clustering” — and more non-assimilation

Terrorism is downstream from the much broader culture problem of Sharia supremacism that we have needlessly imported. This culture of Sharia supremacism and anti-Americanism cultivated in clustered communities becomes the breeding ground for terrorism. Just this past Friday, a large gathering of Muslims assembled in New York to protest Israel. They chanted violent pro-Hamas slogans and called for an Intifada. These are people living on our shores, not in some far-off land like Gaza, most of whom were admitted relatively recently. This should scare all of us.

A sane Congress that represented Americans would immediately do the following:

Terminate the diversity visa lottery.

Pass the RAISE Act to place Americans, not immigrant families, back in charge of immigration policy.

Expand Trump’s immigration moratorium to more countries.

Tighten up statutes mandating deportation for those with green cards who subscribe to or espouse jihadist views, similar to the way we did with communists and anarchists. Under current law, “any immigrant who is or has been a member of or affiliated with the communist or other totalitarian party (or subdivision or affiliate thereof), domestic or foreign, is inadmissible.” [212(a)(3)(D)(iv).] Congress must apply this to Islamic supremacists.

Sadly, this Congress will do nothing for Americans in the budget bill. “Our representatives” only care about illegal immigrants, not fixing legal immigration to work best for Americans. Trump must double down and make specific demands in the budget bill to defund the diversity visa lottery and visas from the countries he seeks to ban.

Until then, the million-dollar question still looms: Given that we have stepped up immigration since 9/11, would there ever be an attack deadly enough to make it fashionable among the political elites to stop importing the danger? (For more from the author of “178,000 Bangladeshi Immigrants and the Threats of Non-Assimilation” please click HERE)

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Trump Lawyer Calls for New Special Counsel — for DOJ and FBI

As the Mueller probe marches on, President Trump’s personal lawyer wants a new special counsel to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the Department of Justice and among FBI officials.

Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow is calling for a special counsel following a Fox News report that detailed how the wife of a DOJ official demoted for concealing his meetings with Fusion GPS, the firm behind the Trump “dossier,” herself worked that same firm during the 2016 election.

“The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interests. These new revelations require the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate,” Sekulow told Axios.

Sekulow confirmed his desire for a new special counsel to NBC news.

Sekulow’s demands follow a string of reports revealing how several members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe have questionable ties to the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton.

President Trump has previously called the Mueller probe a “witch hunt” and has reportedly contemplated firing the special counsel. According to Axios, however, Trump plans to cooperate with Mueller and let the investigation reach its conclusion with the expectation that President Trump will be fully cleared by next year.

On the contrary, LevinTV host Mark Levin has repeatedly warned that Mueller’s investigation is not meant to prove or disprove that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election, but rather is a partisan ploy to hand the Democrats ammunition in an impeachment process.

In November, the Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was contemplating a new special counsel to investigate the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One deal. (For more from the author of “Trump Lawyer Calls for New Special Counsel — for DOJ and FBI” please click HERE)

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